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The fire moved quickly through the house, a one-story wood-frame structure in a working-class neighborhood of Corsicana, in northeast Texas. Flames spread along the walls, bursting through doorways, blistering paint and tiles and furniture. Smoke pressed against the ceiling, then banked downward, seeping into each room and through crevices in the windows, staining the morning sky.
Buffie Barbee, who was eleven years old and lived two houses down, was playing in her back yard when she smelled the smoke. She ran inside and told her mother, Diane, and they hurried up the street; that’s when they saw the smoldering house and Cameron Todd Willingham standing on the front porch, wearing only a pair of jeans, his chest blackened with soot, his hair and eyelids singed. He was screaming, “My babies are burning up!” His children—Karmon and Kameron, who were one-year-old twin girls, and two-year-old Amber—were trapped inside.
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Iran: Five hanged in two different prisons

Watching a public execution in Iran (file photo)
Iran Human Rights, May 10, 2015: Five prisoners were hanged in two different prisons in Iran Saturday morning May 9.

According to the official website of the Iranian Judiciary in Gilan Province (Northern Iran) a 27 year old man identified as “A. F.” was hanged in the prison of Rasht (capital of the province) Saturday morning, 

The prisoner was convicted of murder, said the report.

Four other prisoners were hanged in the Urmia prison (northwestern Iran) on Saturday May 9. 

According to unofficial reports these prisoners were convicted of murder. 

The prisoners are identified as Adel Bakhshalizadeh, Bahman Esmaeili, Ghader Hamidi and Ali Tajdari. 

These executions have not been announced by the official Iranian sources.

Source: Iran Human Rights, May 11, 2015

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